Short Films 4: Salvaging and Scavenging

  • 95 mins

An explosive exploration of the hidden reverse of the human psyche. These films share a common thread, each charting a life in some state of wreckage, either as a result of circumstance or wayward, destructive behaviour. A creeping sense of malice permeates this showcase which explores the insidious doubts that play at the edges of one’s mind, and through the stories of individuals lost and adrift we contemplate how difficult it is to reassemble or restructure a fractured life.

 

Another Game (A Quoi Tu Joues) - UK Premiere
Jean Guillaume Sonnier/Switzerland/2011/French dialogue with English subtitles/BW/18 min 44 sec
A young man becomes embroiled in a relationship with a free- spirited woman who exhibits a dangerous penchant for gambling, and he seems unable to resist obsessively provoking this tangled and fragile situation.
Nominated for The Award for Best Film in the International Short Film Competition.


Coffee - World Premiere
David Andrew Smith/UK/2011/English dialogue/Colour/15 min 8 sec
A visceral snapshot of a morally bankrupt, hallucinatory scenario that sees a man fight through the urge to sleep with endless cups of black coffee.
Nominated for The Award for Best Film in the British Short Film Competition.


Friday - European Premiere
Seb Edwards/UK/2011/English dialogue/Colour/17 min 23 sec
A teenage boy desperately searches for the meaning in his life in the period following his mother’s untimely death in the London bombings of 2005.
Nominated for The Award for Best Film in the British Short Film Competition.


Funtimes - World Premiere
Joe Carter/UK/2011/English dialogue/Colour/9 min 36 sec
Nathan is being picked on by bullies from school. However, through a burgeoning friendship with Fish, an older lad, he learns not only how to pull off a petty crime, but how to outwit his tormentors.
Nominated for The Award for Best Film in the British Short Film Competition.


In Passing (Passageiro) - UK Premiere
Bruno Mello/Brazil/2011/Portuguese dialogue with English subtitles/Colour/12 min 42 sec
Dream is almost indistinguishable from reality for Abel, who is narcoleptic. Meeting Mariana on the subway, he feels an immediate connection, but perception and meaning become jumbled as his grip upon reality becomes ever more tenuous.


Scrubber - UK Premiere
Romola Garai/UK/2012/English dialogue/Colour/21 min
Actress Romola Garai makes her directing debut with this short about a young mother who is both obsessed and attracted to the notions of perfection and dirt, and explores these seemingly conflicting opposites through the desperate pursuit of anonymous sex.
Nominated for The Award for Best Film in the British Short Film Competition.

 

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